Definition of to make matters worse in English:

to make matters worse

phrase

  • With the result that a bad situation is made worse.

    ‘to make matters worse, free school meals have been withdrawn’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, there may be a lengthy struggle to win redundancy cash for employees.’
    • ‘And to make matters worse in my dream, I was sitting next to an old friend who absolutely refused to recognize me.’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, when I tried to get back in, the bouncer wouldn't let me because he said I was too drunk.’
    • ‘Then to make matters worse, we haven't had any television either.’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, the bloody landlord won't turn on the heat.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Monet was having difficulty selling his paintings and, to make matters worse, Camille was in need of almost constant care.’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, when I got in there, he was standing there!’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, we live in a far more complex world today than we did 30 years ago.’
    • ‘And to make matters worse, footpaths that were flat prior to the commencement of the work are now angled and uneven.’
    • ‘And, to make matters worse, there is much misunderstanding concerning a few of these high arts and the accusation of being elitist.’